I'm not sure.
Probably two years ago at a wedding.
I don't "go to church," but I usually like it when I do.
I don't buy much of what is being sold, but I like rituals and particularly ones based on religion.
The husband of a friend of mine was a member of the Staten Island Emergency Rescue Squad on 9/11. Sadly, he was among the brave who perished that day. I traveled to NYC to attend his funeral mass and found the experience extremely moving; in a way that I don't think would have been possible outside the context of church.
Whether or not they may be considered hypocrites based on their daily lives, most of the people who go to church do so in good faith and for that hour or so try and tap into what is good about people and the world.
I prefer traditional Protestant services to all others as they tend to involve the singing of multiple traditions hymns. Nothing like a big pipe organ pounding out " A Might Fortress is Our God" and hundreds of soulful voices singing along.
I've only been to a couple of "black" church services but I loved them. The singing and the passion were inspirational.
I really can't abide "modern" services.
Church gets a bad rap from the liberal sophisticatos, because of their
They imagine that pastors and priests spend every Sunday telling the congregation that homosexuals are abominations and women who have abortions are going straight to the pits of Hell.
People are, overwhelmingly, at their best when they are at church.
Far be it from me to suggest that anyone must or should go to church every week, but the reasons why a great deal of people refuse to attend are based on silly prejudicial notions.